Independent Schools » Charter Schools
To support educational and social justice, New Visions has partnered with local organizations and community activists to open three charter schools in Los Angeles Unified School District. New Visions played a pivotal role in the curriculum and program design, as well as the start-up planning process.
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy: In response to a growing need to provide a stronger education to the youth of MacArthur Park, New Visions Foundation partnered with Pueblo Nuevo Development and ExED to open Camino Nuevo Charter School (CNCS) in 2000. CNCS has had great success and has expanded to multiple campuses. For more info, visit: Camino Nuevo
Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise: New Visions Foundation partnered with ExED and noted filmmaker and producer, Moctezuma Esparza to design a school in Los Angeles that emphasizes arts and enterprise education for youth who too often do not have access to such programs. Since opening in 2005, LAAAE has offered a wide array of arts and enterprise classes to the underserved youth it educates. The charter was renewed for five more years in 2010! For more info, visit: Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise
New Village Charter School: Alongside St. Anne’s, and ExED, New Visions Foundation designed New Village Charter School to meet the unique needs of young women. The only charter school to have received a state waiver to operate as all-female, this school serves its surrounding community (close to downtown Los Angeles), and provides additional support to assure a strong and flexible education to pregnant and parenting teens. It opened in 2006. For more info, visit: New Village Charter School